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Abstract's title: Iron Phthalocyanine on ultrathin alumina template
Submitting author: Fatema Yahya Mohamed
Affiliation: University of Trieste/International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Affiliation Address: Physics Department, University of Trieste, Strada Costiera, 11 -­ I-­34151 Trieste, Italy/ ICTP, Strada Costiera, 11 -­ I-­34151 Trieste, Italy
Country: Italy
Oral presentation/Poster (Author's request): Poster
Other authors and affiliations: Manuel Corva(1,2), Zhijing Feng(1,2), Nicola Seriani(3), Maria Peressi(1,2,4), Erik Vesselli(1,2) 1- Department of Physics, University of Trieste, Italy 2- IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy 3- ICTP, Trieste, Italy 4- INSTM, Unità di ricerca di Trieste, Italy

The variety of applications of metal phthalocyanines (MPc) is a strong motivation to characterize their structure. Phthalocyanines(Pc) can accommodate a metal atom(M) in their tetrapyrrole cage, which can act as a biomimetic catalytic center. These molecules adsorb on different surfaces and self-assemble in ordered structures, stable enough to provide optimal candidates to model single atom catalysis. We focus here in particular on Iron Phthalocyanines(FePc) on ultrathin alumina films. We characterize the ordered structures that can be formed depending on the coverage and the interaction with the substrate. The combination between ab-initio calculations and experiments allows to determine their relevant electronic properties and reactivity.